The Camera Notes

Keeping notes is essential to the orderly mind and to the orderly collection.

I have never had a great memory
and it is getting worse as I age.
I developed the habit years
ago of keeping notebooks. I
have one for house repairs, a couple
for travel planning, and several for 

subects of interest that I research. And so you can imagine that I have notebooks for my camera collecting. I page number them and at the end of each I create indicies for my camera notebooks to that point. That way I can go back to any subject I want to review.

When the spirit moves me to post in my blogs these books are the basis of those posts. I should post more often but that distracts me from my photography and collecting. There is just not time for everything. However I do hope you find these scratchings to be of interest.

The Camera Notes are strictly about the tecnichal aspects of cameras. If you are interested in my thoughts generally on art and photography then check out the Joy of Light on the top menu. Very little about cameras there: just photography.

Shooting the EOS A2

Shooting the EOS A2

The EOS A2 is a film camera introduced in November of 1992. It is shown with an EF 28-135mm lens. This camera will accept all of the Canon EF lenses making it very versatile even though it is a film camera. As I have said in these pages, I have been considering...

The Camera Show

The Camera Show

Being new to camera collecting (I began in November 2015) I had not been to a camera show. I knew how much I enjoyed gun shows when I was collecting fire arms back in the 70's and 80's and how much I learned from fellow collectors. So I was looking forward to going to...

The Collector

The Collector

So, the other day my daughter calls me with a problem: she has cameras, lots of them, and she is planning to put them in the dumpster. Do I want to see them, Dad? Well …. Hell yes! Kathleen’s father-in-law, Bill, died recently and my daughter and her husband are...

My Fourth Camera

My Fourth Camera

In my last year of high school I worked part time in a photo store in the Humbertown Mall in Etobicoke which was a suburb of Toronto. It was a great job and a great place to learn more about photography. One day a consignment came in to be sold: a Leica M-3 with 50mm...

My Third Camera

My Third Camera

I am certain that this discussion of my old photographic equipment is an absolute bore for you. But I'm having a blast. This is old stuff I have not thought about for decades and I am enjoying it. It is like looking back at one's trail of footprints in the snow; I can...

My First Camera

My First Camera

I dimly remember an old black box camera in the house when I was very young. That would be in the late 1940's. I remember playing with it. The shutter was tripped by a little piece of metal sticking out the side at the front. Fixed focus, roll film, no aperture...

Index to the Notes

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